Superman #52

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1948
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/6692

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, Managing Editor
 
Mort Weisinger, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #14 ([July 1948?])
Untitled
Printed in
Superman (National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd, 1948 series) #52 (May-June 1948)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"H'lo Willy - Meet the new delivery boy for the florist!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour; children

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Preview of Plunder (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Prankster; Marble (Prankster's henchman); Captain Jones (police captain)

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Stan Kaye , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #26 ([July 1966])
Preview of Plunder
Printed in
Superman (National Comics Publications of Canada Ltd, 1948 series) #52 (May-June 1948)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

The Prankster places statues around town announcing his next crimes and all the statues show Superman helping him!

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. The Secret That Saved the Sandlot (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Sports

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 6. Superman Turns On the Heat! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hiram Brownlee; Mayor Hawkins; Perry White

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Ira Yarbrough, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #14 ([July 1948?])
Superman Turns on the Heat!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([April 1957])
Superman Turns On the Heat!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([June 1965?])
Superman Turns on the Heat
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

A small town farmer asks Superman for a favor which results in unforeseen consequences.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. All credits confirmed from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Safe-T Cone Co.) Advertisement, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Safe-T Cone Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, typeset

Notes

On the two pages between page 9 and page 10 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Kellogg's Rice Krispies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Rice Krispies

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 9. Deadline for Action! (Royal Crown Cola; Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Royal Crown Cola; Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie
Genre
Adventure
Characters
R.C.; Quickie

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

While river fishing, R.C. and Quickie save two girls in a canoe from going over the falls.

Show/hide 10. Open For Business Text story, 1.67 pages

Credits

Writing
Bill Carlton, author
Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 11. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 12. Ranger Rescue (Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Roping the Runaway Driver ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 14. Superman in Valhalla! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jack Allen; Daniel Drake; Bushy Barnes [also as Odin]; Thor (imposter); Loki (imposter)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton, scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #14 ([July 1948?])
Superman In Valhalla!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #2 ([April 1957])
Superman in Valhalla!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([May 1965?])
Superman in Valhalla
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

Superman goes searching for a lost movie company and ends up seemingly in Valhalla, home of the Norse gods.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 15. The Case of the Killer Cat! (Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 17. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. How to Signal a Car for Help at Night (Eveready) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Eveready

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Assistant editor dates approximate. On-sale date from copyright registration.

First post Siegel and Shuster issue.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36295

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